Serving two masters

The past few weeks have been exhausting. Going back to college at my age was a feat in itself, but managing a parish, diocese, national church, magazine, and family has been a struggle. And so often in ministry we find ourselves alone working to help those most in need. Even worse, those who claim to … Read more

Our Covenant

Over the past few weeks I have lost a large number of friends. This is all part of ministry sadly. As my dear friend Bishop St. George always says we spend more time saying goodbye than saying hello. However, our parish and my ministry in particular will not dip our progressive standard. Jesus calls us … Read more

End the Violence

This Sunday we celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord into heaven after his resurrection. It is supposed to be a joyful occasion in which the Great Commission is given for the disciples to go out into all the world and preach the Gospel, literally the Good News of Jesus’ teachings. However, the church has far … Read more

Restoration

This Sunday we read about the restoration of Peter after his denial of Jesus on Good Friday. So many times in the past I have failed to be the best example of the Christ to those around me. And for those that I have hurt, I can only give you my sincere apologies and my … Read more

The Franciscan Path during Lent

Through Lent we are looking at how the Lenten season reflects the calling of our Franciscan charism. Many people think that living as a Franciscan means being surrounded by animals. While Saint Francis was a huge animal lover and one of the first environmentalist, that was not his entire call. In fact, his call was … Read more

Change is coming!

Change is often seen as a bad thing in our society today. And Lord knows, we have seen a lot of change over the past couple of years. We have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced us to change almost everything about our daily lives. And our churches have been hard hit by … Read more